Seeking Expressions of Interest – Tenancy of the old Lilydale Station House

Yarra Ranges Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably experienced and qualified Community organisations to occupy, manage and deliver community focused services from the former Lilydale Station House building, located at the Lilydale Railway Station, Maroondah Highway, Lilydale.

The former station will become available for occupation following completion of the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) works currently being undertaken, which will include the eventual restoration of the Station House building which is due to be completed in late 2022.

The Station House building is VicTrack owned, however will be leased by Council to enable Community activities. The tenancy arrangement being offered through this EOI process will be a 5 year sub-let arrangement between the successful Organisation and Yarra Ranges Council.

If you think this space could enhance your organisation’s ability to deliver community focussed service s to the Lilydale and wider communities, you can download EOI documents at Council’s eTender portal at

Please direct any enquiries through the Question and Answer forum on the eTender portal by clicking the communication button. All questions and answers will be available for all parties to read.

About the station building

The existing station building will remain in the current location and will have dedicated car parking. The area surrounding the former station will include a new forecourt on the east side of the building as well as seating and a shared path where it will become the main trail head to the Warburton and Yarra Valley cycle trails.

Future works will also include construction of an elevated rail and retaining wall on the western side of the building that will be within 900mm of the platform canopy, partial demolition of the station platform to accommodate the new structure and restoration/repair work to the building.

The former Lilydale Station was built in 1914 and is recognised under the Heritage Act and listed on the Victorian Heritage Register on account of the large refreshment room that operated until 1978. Any works to the building or surrounds requires a permit under the Heritage Act.